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  • Winner! Best of Boulder - Mexican Food - Efrain's Mexican Restaurants

    October 24, 2013

    Boulder Weekly

    Boulder Weekly
    October 24, 2013

    Winner! Best Mexican Food

    EFRAIN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA 
    Efrain's II - 1630 N. 63rd St., Boulder, 303-440-4045 
    Efrain's III - 451 S. Pratt Parkway., Longmont, 720- 494-0777
    Efrain's I - 101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303-666-7544


    Our favorite dish at Efrain’s is a little something called blue corn enchiladas with chicken and a side of green chile to pour over the top, to give it a spicy kick. Oh, and a margarita or a Negra Modelo with lime. Sorry, just drooled a little bit on the keyboard. Efrain’s has been a Boulder County institution for more than two decades, delivering authentic northern Mexican cuisine from the state of Chihuahua. It is a recipe for a satisfying south-of-the-border experience. Olé.

    Efrain's Margaritas

    Ever tried the Mexican Ribs at Efrain’s? Sweet mother of Zeus, they are spicy. We’re not talking about your classic barbecue ribs, these babies are soaked for, like, days in green chile. And this may well be the best, hottest green chile this side of Taos. Makes the margaritas go down a lot quicker, let’s put it that way. The nice thing about this East County restaurant is that there are three locations, so no matter what ‘L’ town you live in, you’ll never be far from delicious Mexican food. But when ordering, keep an eye on the handy spicelevel scale that appears next to each dish on the menu. Your tongue will thank you later.

  • Efrain's Wins First Place - Best Mexican Food 2011

    September 23, 2011

    2011 Boulder County Peoples Choice Awards

    2011 Best Mexican Food

    Ask Efrain what style he specializes in and he says laughingly, “REAL traditional Mexican food! Everything is fresh. We start cooking in the kitchen at 6 a.m., every day. I learned cooking from my mom; she is the best cook in the world, I think.” The original Efrain’s in Lafayette opened over two decades ago. Efrain had worked in other relatives restaurants, and pretty soon he decided that he wanted to start his own. Since then, Efrain’s has developed a loyal fan base who keep coming back for the chimichangas, fajitas and the chili verde. Efrain opened a second location in Boulder twelve years ago, followed by the Longmont Efrain's in 2005. Efrain's has won Boulder County's coveted People's Choice Award for the best Mexican food every year since the awards began in 2009. Thank you Colorado!!!!

  • Efrain's

    September 11, 2011

    Bite Into boulder

    The combo plate was the perfect option to first-timers like myself to sample a few different items. And it was so huge, I took about half of it home for lunch the next day. Efrain’s is hands down one of the best deals in town, absolutely the best Mexican I’ve had in the area, and is so off the beaten path it is a great change of scenery. The only draw back to this is it is about a ten minute drive, which is unfortunate if you’d like to sample a margarita, or two. Nevertheless, it is absolutely, 100% worth the drive and possible wait, for hands-down the best Mexican food in town :)

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  • Best Mexican food in Town!

    November 12, 2011

    Google Places - Customer Reviews

    No question! And it's a family owned authentic restaurant, not a posuer place like some around town. Go for the beef enchilada or The Efrain. Green chile is not to be missed.

  • Some of Colorado's Best Green Chile

    February 9, 2011

    City Search

    Efrain's has a large menu of traditional mexican and southwestern dishes. But if you're looking for authentic green chile, this is the place to get it on the front range. None of this anemic, gelatinous goo the other places dribble over their fare. This is the real deal, with chunks of lean pork in a flavorful, roasted green chile sauce packing plenty of heat. Put out the fire with fresh made tortillas and perfectly mixed margueritas.

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Efrain’s III in Longmont
451 S. Pratt Pkwy.
Longmont, CO  80501
720.494.0777
Longmont map

Efrain’s II in Boulder
1630 N. 63rd St.
Boulder, CO  80301
303.440.4045
Boulder map

Efrain’s I in Lafayette
101 E. Cleveland St.
Lafayette, CO  80026
303.666.7544

Longmont Hours

Sunday: 11am8pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11am8pm

Wednesday, Thursday: 11am8:30pm

Friday: 11am9pm

Saturday: 11am8:30pm

Boulder Hours

Sunday: Closed

MondaySaturday: 11am9pm

Lafayette Hours

Sunday: 11am8pm

Monday: 11am9pm

Tuesday: Closed

WednesdaySaturday: 11am9pm

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